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Windows 7: "Firefox" problem.Pls help.

05 Dec 2011   #1
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 
"Firefox" problem.Pls help.

When I try to open Firefox, sometimes I get the message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process or restart your system."

There's no Firefox on desktop. When I right click to open a new Firefox browser, the pop-up happens. When I right click on taskbar, I could see firefox.exe running, but I'm afraid of ending it. Tharefore I have to restart the computer.

I wonder if you run into the same situation and how did you resolve the issue without restarting the computer. Thanks for your time.


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05 Dec 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titi2 View Post
When I right click to open a new Firefox browser, the pop-up happens. When I right click on taskbar, I could see firefox.exe running, but I'm afraid of ending it..
End it. The issue is how it got started in the first place.
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05 Dec 2011   #3
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 

I truly don't know what and how the problem got started. I was running Firefox withe 3 differet websites. I minimize the browser. When I restart the browser that's when the "message" appears.

If I hightlight "firefox.exe" and end it, what will happen please. Will I be able to start the browser again? Thanks.
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05 Dec 2011   #4
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

If you are running firefox then minimise it, it is still running. Why minimise it? Just use the tabs.

When you end the process it closes the program. No harm.

Where are highlighting firefox.exe?
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05 Dec 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. First, I'm not sure that I have understanded you well but....

As member above said, you need to kill firefox.exe process from Task Manager. Firefox sometimes know to stay longer that enought in processes list.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titi2 View Post
I truly don't know what and how the problem got started. I was running Firefox withe 3 differet websites. I minimize the browser. When I restart the browser that's when the "message" appears.

If I hightlight "firefox.exe" and end it, what will happen please. Will I be able to start the browser again? Thanks.
Yes, you'll be able to start firefox again.
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05 Dec 2011   #6
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 

Thank you all for taking the time. I appreciate the assistance.
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05 Dec 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No problem. Did you solve your problem, because I see that thread is marked as solved?
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06 Dec 2011   #8
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

If this is becoming an annoyance, we can help you troubleshoot the problem and see to it that Firefox closes properly without leaving a hanging process in Task Manager.

Most likely the cause is a bad plugin. If you want to look further into it, please let us know which plugins you have installed and which ones are enabled or disabled.

To get a complete list, simply type about:addons into the address bar in Firefox, then click on the Plugins tab on the left.
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